Tag Archive for UCLA

Tustin’s Gavello Elected Vice President

That sound you heard was Tustin City Council member Jerry Amante falling off his chair (no 3.9 aftershock I’m afraid) and I assure you the headline is entirely accurate.  But the Gavello from Tustin I’m writing about is Natalie Gavello.  She’s a sophomore and last week, she was elected Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Oddly…

New UCLA Study Cites Anti-Latino/Anti-Undocumented Hate Speech by KFI Radio

Hat tip to Media Matters for news of a recently completed study by UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center.  The report, “Quantifying Hate Speech On Commercial Talk Radio,” carefully researched “hate speech” documented in Southern Calfironia talk radio stations.  The report cites KFI’s “John and Ken Show” as a prime example of a program that “disproportionately targeted Latino, Mexican…

Legendary UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden Dies

The greatest basketball coach in history is gone. UCLA’s John Wooden has died at 99.  I had the pleasure of introducing Coach Wooden at a sales meeting for a technology company I worked for in Irvine.  He discussed his pillars of success and it was as inspirational a speech as anything Ive ever heard.  Since…